My quick response to your question is: that many times, people who know you are fasting, may not support your efforts. Ideally it would be lovely if they did, but it doesn't always happen. Is it the pressure your boyfriend puts on you that breaks your fast? or do you cave in to the pressure because you think somehow your boyfriend's right? It may help you to do as much research about fasting as you can so that you understand the process yourself. There's alot of info on this forum, elsewhere online, and books. To answer your last question, yes - you can and probably will lose a pound per day, but you will usually gain back a certain amount when you resume eating. hope this helps. Peace.